Recreation board has new faces
A Snyderville Basin man who has served a dozen years on the governing board of the Basin Recreation Special Service District was appointed to a fourth term. Two new board members were also named last week.
Ron Perry was reappointed after serving three terms on the board. Basin residents Kevin Simon and Marilyn Stinson were also appointed to the panel.
"I promise I won’t go for another," Perry said.
Perry told the Summit County Council he is a "consensus builder."
He said he "has always taken the position on the board of keeping our tax costs down."
"I’m very cognizant of our tax dollars," Perry said. "On my (property) tax bill, my second highest, next to the school district, is the [recreation] district."
Simon said his children are heavily involved in activities at Basin Recreation District.
"The recreation district and the opportunities that it offers are near and dear to my heart," Simon said. "Open space and trails, those are two things that are important to me."
Simon was appointed to a four-term.
"I felt like I needed to give something back to the community," Simon said. "I have young children so this is personal to me."
Stinson, a Pinebrook resident, joked that recreation facilities at Ecker Hill International School comprise her backyard.
Other people interviewed to fill the three seats included Steve Addicott and Ron Huggins.
Meanwhile, former Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District Administrator Ken Mickelsen retired in December. Officials say because of budget constraints the position won’t be filled immediately.
Jennifer McDonald, a self-described lifelong Republican, was selected as the Summit County Republican Party chair last week.